Colorado is getting back to normal after a wild week of the Dew Tour at Breckenridge. The crazy, hyped-up week of skiing, parties, live music, and fun next descends upon Snowbasin, Utah, Jan. 14-17, and is then off to Mount Snow in Vermont, Feb. 4-7. Mount Snow is also where the highly coveted Dew Cup will be awarded. You can catch it all live on NBC and simulcast around the world on Eurosport 2, Extreme Channel, and Fox Sports Australia, with additional coverage on USA Network and MTV2. Over 26 million people caught the action last year on TV.
Over 350 of the best winter sports athletes compete in the Dew Tour including 2006 Olympic gold medalist Hannah Teter, Freeski icon Simon Dumont, and local athletes Colby West, Steve Fisher, and Bobby Brown. Breckenridge, Colo., hosted the best talent in snowboarding and freeskiing for the first stop of the 2009-10 Winter Dew Tour Totino's Open. Competitions were crazy wild all over the mountain, with only the nightlife topping the action on the hill. If you weren't there, you were watching it on the tube.
One of the big winners at Breckenridge was 16-year-old Tyler Flanagan from Mammoth Lakes, Calif., who took first in the Men's Slopestyle, on his snowboard. His hair-raising tricks were free of falls, which popped him into the number one position. Jamie Anderson set a Dew Tour record with her first run and went on to win Slopestyle.
The "Fun Zone" is the place to hang for Dew Tour fans who get freebies, snacks (Powerbars, Mountain Dew, and Totino's Pizza), and autographs. They even got mechanical bull rides at the Matador Tent at Breck.